“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Merritt Island in Brevard County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)

Provost Hall

Provost Hall Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jamie Cox, May 3, 2016
1. Provost Hall Marker
Inscription.  Provost Hall was originally constructed in 1910 as the Georgiana Club house on land provided by Charles D. Provost and his wife Gertrude Breese Provost. Until their grandchildren, Charles D. Provost and his sister, Mary Virginia Provost Katz, gave the hall to the Georgianna United Methodist Church in 1992 the Georgiana Club house was used for community functions. The functions included the children’s Christmas Eve party; the Georgiana Club meeting and card party fund-raiser; Memorial Day services; and, the Fall Youth party and dance. During WWI it was the focus of many Georgiana Red Cross Auxiliary Unit (GRCAU) functions to sew items for the war effort. A fund-raising mid-winter ball was held on March 1, 1917 by the GRCAU with the KMI military school orchestra providing the music. The Club house was packed to capacity with people from all over Brevard County. The Club house was also the voting precint for Georgiana residents for many years beginning in the 1930s. Presently Provost Hall plays a vital role in the ministry of Georgianna United Methodist Church and its WAVE (Wave of the Future) Youth Groups.
Provost Hall with marker under tree in background image. Click for full size.
By Tim Fillmon, December 31, 2013
2. Provost Hall with marker under tree in background
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2006 by The Brevard County Historical Commission, The Brevard County Tourist Development Council, and the Florida Department of State. (Marker Number F-571.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionWar, World I. A significant historical year for this entry is 1910.
Location. 28° 17.33′ N, 80° 40.632′ W. Marker is in Merritt Island, Florida, in Brevard County. Marker is at the intersection of South Tropical Trail (County Road 3) and Old Settlement Road, on the right when traveling south on South Tropical Trail. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Merritt Island FL 32952, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Georgiana Railway: 1892-1894 (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Georgianna United Methodist Church (about 600 feet away); Lawndale (approx. 3.8 miles away); The Thousand Islands (approx. 4.1 miles away); Valencia Historic District (approx. 4.1 miles away); Veterans Memorial Park (approx. 4.3 miles away); First Buffalo Hunt (approx. 4.3 miles away); America’s Women Veterans (approx. 4.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Merritt Island.
Regarding Provost Hall. The KMI mentioned on the marker as providing an orchestra was the Kentucky Military Institute with winter quarters in Eau Gallie, Florida.
Additional keywords.
Provost Hall Building image. Click for full size.
By Jamie Cox, May 3, 2016
3. Provost Hall Building
Kentucky Military Institute
Credits. This page was last revised on August 18, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 3, 2016, by Jamie Cox of Melbourne, Florida. This page has been viewed 362 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on May 3, 2016, by Jamie Cox of Melbourne, Florida.   2. submitted on June 5, 2019, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida.   3. submitted on May 3, 2016, by Jamie Cox of Melbourne, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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